Johnny Cueto has shoulder inflammation; will be shut down for 7-10 days
Johnny Cueto left his start Saturday after just one inning because he was suffering from biceps stiffness. The Reds flew Cueto to Cincinnati yesterday for an arm exam this morning with team doctors. The verdict: “shoulder inflammation,” which seems more like a symptom than a malady, but what do I know? The upshot
This almost certainly knocks him out of his first start of the year. That is, unless his “throwing program” is two days long or something. He could probably use time on the shelf, though, as he had some forearm tightness about ten days ago too. Something ain’t right in Cueto’s arm.